Our revolution can only be the product of our own efforts and we shall not shirk our duty.

Oliver Reginald Tambo


From the 27th of October 2018 to the 26th of October 2019 South Africa celebrates what would have been Tambo’s 101st year. The Tambo Foundation will, therefore, be running a yearlong #TAMBO101 campaign.


A university has introductory 101 courses that lay the foundation of knowledge which forms the springboard future development and success.

In much the same way, the Tambo101 Campaign seeks to instil in future generations the values for which he is famed – integrity, humility, selflessness, collective leadership, honesty, courage, conviction, patriotism, pan-Africanism, and mutual respect – in building a prosperous, values-based society. The campaign highlights the role that the Tambo values play in ensuring a free South Africa, and how critical they remain in safeguarding the freedoms we enjoy today.


In honouring O.R. Tambo and keeping his legacy alive, we encourage every South African to follow his lead and join us in striving to live our lives in accordance with the Tambo values.


Live every day with humility!

Treat others with mutual respect!

Lead effortly, no matter your position!

Put integrity, selflessness, and courage first!

When you live, witness or experience the embodiment of these values, tag us on our social media pages (@TamboFoundation).

Long live the spirit of O.R. Tambo, long live!

For more information on the our programmes, click here.